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Press Releases

  • The ISSCR Announces New Global Advisory Council Chairpersons

    August 12, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Lim and Mr. Deepak Sharma as chairpersons of its Global Advisory Council, which brings together academic, business, corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders interested in supporting the society in its mission to transform human health worldwide.
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  • Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease through Stem Cell Research

    August 05, 2014
    Scientists know that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack, but there has remained a gap between their knowledge of genetic indicators and medicine; a gap Harvard University scientist, Chad Cowan, Ph.D., is trying to bridge through stem cell research.
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  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research Opens Media Registration for “Global Controls in Stem Cells,” a Regional Forum in Singapore, November 5-7, 2014

    August 04, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is accepting media registration in advance of “Global Controls in Stem Cells,” taking place November 5-7 in Singapore.
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  • Rudolf Jaenisch Assumes Leadership of the International Society for Stem Cell Research

    June 12, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to announce Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as incoming president of the ISSCR board of directors, immediately following the ISSCR’s 12th Annual Meeting, June 18-21, 2014. Jaenisch will serve as president for one year and succeeds Janet Rossant. The role of vice president will be filled by Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute.
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  • "Stem Cell Research: Science to Medicine" Media Panel, June 19, 2014

    June 02, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, the largest international interdisciplinary forum dedicated to stem cell science, will host a media panel on June 19, 2014, describing progress in stem cell research at different phases leading to applications in medicine: discovery, translation and implementation
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  • "Opportunities and Challenges in Commercializing Stem Cell Research" Media Panel, June 20, 2014

    May 22, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, the largest international interdisciplinary forum dedicated to stem cell science, will host a media panel on June 20, 2014, discussing the opportunities and challenges in commercializing stem cell research and its application to treat disease.
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  • Stem Cells May be Key to Curing Retinal Disease

    May 09, 2014
    May is Healthy Vision Month, and the International Society for Stem Cell Research is pleased to share advancements related to stem cell research and retina repair. Recent research in mice shows transplantation of photoreceptors into vision impaired mice is helping them to see better, a potentially exciting discovery for the millions of people who suffer from vision loss.
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  • ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting Media Registration

    April 28, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, the largest international interdisciplinary forum dedicated to stem cell science, is accepting media registration in advance of the multi-day event.
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  • Organoids Offer Stem Cell Experts a Window into Kidney Disease

    April 07, 2014
    Over the past few decades, the rates of chronic kidney disease have risen due to conditions like diabetes, hypertension, immune-mediated disease and cardiovascular disease. Stem cell researchers are now using organoids, lab-grown models of human organs, to better understand kidney disease. In the future, organoids may also provide an important test model for experimental drugs.
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  • Details of the ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting

    March 10, 2014
    The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting will take place June 18-21, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting will bring together approximately 4,000 stem cell scientists, bioethicists, clinicians and industry professionals from over 50 countries to present and discuss the latest research and technologies within the field.
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  • Human Disease Modeling Under the Microscope

    March 06, 2014
    Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) have been hailed as a future cell therapy, but they are playing an equally important role in research, revolutionizing the way scientists study human disease. By cultivating human stem cell lines in a dish, scientists are better able to understand diseases, including those with unique genetic markers.
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  • The ISSCR Celebrates American Heart Month

    February 13, 2014
    Millions of people across the globe suffer from heart attacks each year, and those that survive are left with scar tissue, which leads to an increased risk of chronic heart failure. In recognition of American Heart Month, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is pleased to shed light on an exciting area of stem cell research which could someday allow doctors to regenerate heart tissue within patients’ bodies, a process dubbed endogenous repair.
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